May 3, 2019 8:00 am
Standardisation of screw threads and the introduction of interchangeable parts in the late half of the 19th century were pivotal in driving the industrial revolution. They made mass manufacturing and componentisation possible, and were...
Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am
Bermuda has a long history of global trade and disruptive innovation. Our location and ability to innovate quickly played a pivotal role in the early days of trade in the founding of the New World, just as it does today.
Our focus on...
Feb 26, 2019 8:00 am
Recently, JP Morgan introduced its own cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. This is big news for the fintech and cryptocurrency community because it showcases how mainstream players are experimenting with the technology.
In order to understand what...
Jan 24, 2019 8:00 am
The application of modern technology to finance, or “fintech”, represents the unlocking of the long tail of investment, particularly that of global and local communities. It has the potential to empower people both globally and locally to pool...
Dec 18, 2018 8:00 am
Imagine a world where you could own a Van Gogh painting. The kind of investment available to only the super-rich, not tied to the ups and downs of traditional markets, which could drive steady appreciation over time owing to its rarity. Digital...
Dec 4, 2018 8:00 am
Artificial intelligence is pegged as the magic solution to nearly every business challenge, and the destroyer of jobs. Is that accurate? Like any technology, artificial intelligence isn’t magic. It is just another useful tool that can be used to...
Nov 20, 2018 8:00 am
It can be easy to forget how revolutionary e-mail was. Go back 25 or more years ago and think about how different things were then. To send a letter, it usually meant printing it, putting it in an envelope, putting a stamp on it, dropping it off...
Nov 6, 2018 8:00 am
Bermuda recently played host to Hub Culture’s Innovation Sprint. It was an exciting and busy couple of weeks that gave a bit of an idea of the potential for Bermuda in the fintech industry.
Although it is still early days, it cemented that...
Oct 23, 2018 8:00 am
Denis Pitcher, The Fintech Column
There has been a lot of excitement around the market collapse of cryptocurrencies lately. So much so that even The Economist recently published an article headlined “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are...
Oct 8, 2018 8:00 am
Nothing illustrates how complex and fragile our food network is than a bacterial outbreak. Back in April, an E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce spread to 22 American states, leading to people being admitted to hospital and developing...
Sep 24, 2018 8:00 am
Just a few years ago it would have been unthinkable to get into a stranger’s car at night or stay in a stranger’s home. Surprisingly, today it is commonplace. Why? Why do we inherently trust strangers today in ways that would have been...
Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am
Pets.com, a website dedicated to online sales of pet food and supplies, was the poster child of the burst of the e-commerce bubble. The hype surrounding the potential for e-commerce had reached a fever pitch by the time it held its initial public...